The 84th legislative session ended on June 1, 2015. See the bills that have become law.

Rep. César José Blanco

District 76 (D-El Paso)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 1702 Relating to the elimination of the fee for the Gold Star mother, father, spouse, or family member specialty license plate. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 2645 Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving family violence and to the violation of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence, sexual assault or abuse, or stalking case. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2721 Relating to public notice of the time for voting during an early voting period. Effective immediately
HB 3710 Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a concealed handgun license. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3996 Relating to the donation of juror reimbursements. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2926 Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for at-risk developments. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3547 Relating to a voluntary veteran's employment preference for private employers. Effective on 9/1/15
HCR 85 Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Christopher Scott Kyle. Signed by the Governor
HB 867 Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Women Veterans Program. Effective immediately

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 2323 Relating to mandatory spinal screenings for children in certain grades attending public or private schools. 05/12/2015
HB 918 Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. 02/25/2015
HR 316 Commemorating the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing ribbon-cutting ceremony. 02/04/2015
HR 398 Commemorating the groundbreaking for the Cardwell Collaborative in El Paso. 02/18/2015
HR 399 Congratulating Nolan Richardson on his induction into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. 02/26/2015
HB 4027 Relating to products liability action related to a pharmaceutical product. 03/23/2015
HB 3771 Relating to a study on the effectiveness of Operation Strong Safety. 05/05/2015
HB 3878 Relating to early voting in a primary or general election for state and county officers. 03/23/2015
HB 1593 Relating to notification of parents regarding the immunization status of students enrolled at a public school. 03/09/2015
HB 4000 Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid by counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 03/24/2015
HR 2094 Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. 05/21/2015
HR 1870 Commemorating the 15th annual Black History Art Show in El Paso. 05/08/2015
HR 1823 Congratulating Patricia Rodarte of El Paso on receiving a $20,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. 05/11/2015
HR 2096 Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Ysleta Independent School District in 2015. 05/22/2015
HR 2389 Commemorating the 105th anniversary of Radford School in El Paso. 05/26/2015
HR 2388 Honoring retired El Paso County tax assessor-collector Victor A. Flores for his service. 05/26/2015
HR 2542 Congratulating Dr. Joseph Ernest Torres of El Paso on his 92nd birthday. 05/25/2015
HR 2527 Congratulating Ramn Rentera on his retirement from the El Paso Times. 05/26/2015
HR 2833 Recognizing Harmony Public Schools in El Paso for their commitment to T-STEM education. 05/23/2015
HR 2832 Congratulating the Henderson Middle School chess team on winning their division at the National Junior High Championship. 05/23/2015
HR 2985 Congratulating Julie Priego of El Paso on her selection as the 2015 Texas Prevention Specialist of the Year by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals. 06/01/2015
HR 3427 Congratulating Jose and Nellie Balderrama on their 65th Anniversary 06/03/2015
HR 3395 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2645. 06/03/2015
HR 3482 Congratulating Jose and Lucila Balderrama on their 65th Anniversary 06/04/2015
HB 3657 Relating to a study of the use of regional rating for health coverage provided under the uniform group coverage program for certain active school employees and their dependents. 05/18/2015
HB 1340 Relating to the placement of certain occupational specialty codes on certain notices of state agency employment openings. 05/12/2015
HB 3774 Relating to the use of money administered through the Energy Services Program for Low-Income Individuals. 03/24/2015
HB 1412 Relating to the marketing and advertising of the veterans' assistance lottery game. 03/09/2015
HB 1457 Relating to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veterans liaison. 05/13/2015
HB 1484 Relating to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program. 05/07/2015
HB 1597 Relating to state assistance for school employees uniform group health coverage. 03/09/2015
HB 1991 Relating to qualifying projects for public-private partnerships. 05/13/2015
HB 2724 Relating to the method for submitting an application for voting by mail to the early voting clerk. 03/16/2015
HB 2644 Relating to notice given of election precinct boundary changes. 05/12/2015
HB 2643 Relating to parental leave for certain state employees. 04/29/2015
HB 2673 Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. 05/04/2015
HB 1073 Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business in awarding certain county contracts. 05/08/2015
HB 2482 Relating to the validity, reliability, and design of certain state-adopted or state-developed assessment instruments for public school students. 03/13/2015
HB 2416 Relating to an annual report on the financial impact of undocumented immigrants on the state budget and economy. 04/08/2015
HB 2281 Relating to a feasibility study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding the establishment of a law school campus extension in El Paso. 03/13/2015
HB 3083 Relating to posting the location of a polling place used in an election on the secretary of state's website. 03/23/2015
HB 3934 Relating to Medicaid eligibility for certain residents. 03/24/2015
HB 3998 Relating to the expansion of the College Credit for Heroes demonstration program to lower-division public institutions of higher education offering degrees in certain fields. 03/23/2015
HB 2728 Relating to the amount the Texas Military Preparedness Commission may grant to local governmental entities for certain purposes. 03/25/2015
HJR 138 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the use of bonds and notes in the military value revolving loan account. 04/22/2015
HB 1429 Relating to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans with mental illness. 03/18/2015
HB 52 Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district from $15,000 to $45,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and protecting school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue. 02/09/2015
HB 2980 Relating to the method for submitting an application for voting by mail to the early voting clerk. 03/16/2015
HB 3860 Relating to immigration visa waivers for physicians. 05/06/2015
HB 371 Relating to certain extensions of consumer credit facilitated by a credit access business for certain military personnel or their dependents. 04/22/2015
HB 3449 Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy. 03/18/2015
HB 2473 Relating to establishing a grant program in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to assist certain organizations that make residential mortgage loans to residents of certain neighborhoods. 05/14/2015
HB 3105 Relating to the establishment of a multi-stakeholder advisory committee on health literacy. 05/07/2015
HB 3113 Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects. 05/13/2015
HB 535 Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting. 04/20/2015
HB 63 Relating to state collaboration with federally recognized Indian tribes. 05/21/2015
HB 2474 Relating to requirements for and the transparency of epidemiological reports and immunization exemption information and reports. 05/11/2015
HB 1646 Relating to a program allowing certain military voters on active duty overseas to cast a ballot electronically. 05/04/2015
HB 979 Relating to a grant program to reduce wait times for agricultural inspections of vehicles at ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border. 05/06/2015
HB 2982 Relating to renewal of an appointment as a voluntary deputy registrar. 05/11/2015
HJR 129 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas to conduct all forms of gaming on certain tribal land and requiring the tribes to annually pay five percent of net proceeds from gaming to the comptroller of public accounts for deposit in the general revenue fund. 04/20/2015
HB 988 Relating to a study of the feasibility of establishing a visitors center at Hueco Tanks State Park in El Paso County. 05/26/2015
HR 664 In memory of Lawrence Tyler Francis. 02/27/2015
HR 1903 Welcoming GiGi's Playhouse to Texas and honoring Nancy Gianni, Maggie Moody, and the Junior League of El Paso, Inc. 04/22/2015
HR 1705 Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Texas Western College basketball team's victory in the 1966 NCAA national championship game. 04/30/2015

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